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Celia Pym Mending Workshop

workshop dates for Autumn 2019. 

October 5th, November 9th and 23rd 2019. (one day classes)

October 5th 2019 Sold Out
November 23rd 2019 Sold Out
Saturday November 9th 2019 Sold Out.

Also, see Celia's Patching and Stitching workshops here at Loop!

Class outline
Mending is a workshop that explores textile repair on knitted and wool textiles, how you do it and why you do it. It considers the tenderness and care of mending. The aim of the workshop is to practice mending techniques on knit. You will learn about artists working with repair. You will learn and develop skills in woven and fake ‘knitted’ darning. There will also be an opportunity to work on repairing any sweaters and socks and wool accessories, that you own and that have holes. Please bring along any damaged wool and knitted items that you would like to discuss repair options for. Darning materials will be provided. No previous darning, knitting, needle based experience is necessary. 

Classes are from 10:30am-4:30pm with a 45 minute break (over 5 hours of class time). 
The November 9th workshop will be from 10:30am-4pm with a half hour break.

*Price includes all materials but please feel free to bring along much loved pieces that need mending in knit or cloth.

Taught by Celia Pym. 
Celia Pym has been exploring mending since 2007 with extensive experience of small everyday holes, at heels, elbows, in pockets as well as working on more dramatic damage, from water damage, animal nesting and moths issues. Celia’s interests are around the evidence of damage – through repair you look closely at where garments and cloth have got worn down and thin. In clothing this wearing is often to do with use and how the body moves. Celia says “she likes that darning is often small acts of care and paying attention to where things fray and wear out.”

Celia Pym is an artist living and working in London most recently her work has been included in exhibitions Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, V&A Museum and Loewe Craft Prize, COAM, Madrid and 21_21, Tokyo. In 2018 she was commissioned to make Flying Gold Cape for Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. A new ambitious work using the a cape from the museums archive collection of Opera Garnier costumes. She is currently a visiting lecturer in Knitted and Mixed Media textiles at the Royal College of Art.


Classes are held in the shop. Maximum of 7 students per class. 100% deposit is required at registration.

Cancellation policy
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out if its' control.

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